Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge

Enjoy lunch or a beverage in the Members' Lounge, where history and contemporary intersect.

The Norma Ridley Members' Lounge is a dedicated space for Members to relax, rest, and recharge. Located in The Grange, a historic Georgian manor and the first home of the Art Museum of Toronto, it is now a part of the Art Gallery of Ontario and a national historic site. The menu combines historical preservation and culinary methods with modern-day techniques and reflects Ontario’s seasonal bounty with flavours influenced by Toronto’s diverse communities.

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Grange while surrounded by great Canadian artworks selected by the AGO Curatorial team.


Norma Ridley Members Lounge Menu


Bread & Butter | 9
Local sourdough, butter, sea salt

Seasonal Harvest Soup | 13
Add local bread and butter +4

Lemon Dill Trout Salad | 20
House cured trout, heritage greens, everything bagel spiced croutons, pickled onions, capers

Spiced Roasted Cauliflower | 20
Charred red onion, couscous tabbouleh, pomegranate, tahini

Harissa Spiced Beef Brochette| 21
Ontario beef tenderloin, Aji Amarillo yam puree, house pickles, sumac

Grange Park Plates | 22.5
Ontario cheese, stone fruit, AGO pickles & preserves, hard cooked egg, toasted walnut, honey

With choice of  locally cured meats or seasonal vegetarian creation

Daily Pie Feature | 11.5
Locally made by The Rolling Pin bakery

Also ask your server about today's feature dessert


From 3:00pm - 4:30pm:

Add a glass of wine or feature mocktail for $9 to any option above, excluding bread and butter


Menus are subject to change without notice, due to product availability prices exclude applicable taxes & gratuities


Member Lounge Promotions

Afternoon Tea at The Grange

Seatings still available! With a menu inspired by the new exhibit "Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s-Now", this is one that's not to be missed! 

Book today


Norma Ridley Members Lounge FAQ

Can I reserve a table? / Do I need to reserve a table?

The Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge will continue to be first come, first served.

Will I need to show my member card to get in?

Yes – Members should ensure that their physical or digital membership card is readily accessible and up to date.

Can I bring non-member guests? Do they require an AGO Admission Ticket?

  • Absolutely! Go ahead and show off that membership! If you have guest privileges included with your membership, your guests will not require tickets to enter. Any additional guests will require General Admission tickets to enter. ·
  • Not a member? Become one today!

I’m an Annual Passholder, can I use the Members Lounge?

You can upgrade your Annual Pass to a membership to enjoy the use of the Members’ Lounge.

Do I need to purchase anything to sit in the lounge?

Members can enjoy the lounge with or without purchase of food or beverage.

How can I access the lounge?

The Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge, located in the Grange, can be accessed from the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Sculpture Atrium at the south end of the AGO. Access is available via stairs or ramp.

Is the Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge accessible?

The lounge remains completely accessible for all members and has newly introduced furniture that better meets AODA (The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) standards to ensure that all members can enjoy the space.

Can I book a private event in the lounge?

Private events in the lounge are available to book under specific criteria and membership levels. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information.

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